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'Discounts and downloads?'January 1, 2022'Discounts and downloads?'Why community is the value your members seekDragons den New investment vehicle targets associationsJune 14, 2021Dragons den New investment vehicle targets associationsAssociation leaders might balk at the idea of ‘pitching’ for private investment, but a new vehicle designed to encourage innovation and growth could see them doing just that.Deep Dive S1: I fear a turn back to complacency  Jeff De CagnaApril 22, 2021Deep Dive S1: I fear a turn back to complacency Jeff De CagnaIn this episode of Deep Dive, we talk to new AMI columnist Jeff De Cagna about how contrarian thinking can help reinvigorate associations with added purpose, why associations have a tendency to think conservatively (small 'c'), why membership is one of the foundational orthodoxies that needs to be...ResilienceFebruary 22, 2021ResilienceHow the coronavirus pandemic changed associations for goodVirtual can deliver better results for sponsors…February 11, 2021Virtual can deliver better results for sponsors…How to add value for exhibitors when you make the move onlineDeep Dive S1: Online cant mean free  Damian HuttJanuary 15, 2021Deep Dive S1: Online cant mean free Damian HuttIn this fascinating edition of Deep Dive, Ami editor James Lancaster talks to Damian Hutt, executive director of the Association of Association Executives, organisers of the Associations World Congress, about why associations need to work out a sustainable pricing policy for online events (04:35), why...Closer to home: how Covid-19 is reshaping the future of meetingsAugust 26, 2020Closer to home: how Covid-19 is reshaping the future of meetingsInternational association meetings – particularly those that attracted thousands of delegates – were once the prized target of convention bureaux. They were the proverbially goose that laid the golden egg.Pandemic: why its not over until its over for international meetingsAugust 11, 2020Pandemic: why its not over until its over for international meetingsFor international association meetings to begin to look anything like they did before Covid-19, one of two things must first happen: either enough host countries push their daily case rate down to near zero to make overseas delegations a possibility, or science comes to the rescue with a vaccine or...ICCA to phase out head office positions as it seeks efficiencesAugust 4, 2020ICCA to phase out head office positions as it seeks efficiencesThe International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will begin 'phasing out' a number of positions at its head office in Amsterdam.Cancellations put 55 per cent of associations into ‘financial hardship’July 3, 2020Cancellations put 55 per cent of associations into ‘financial hardship’More than 80 per cent of associations have been forced to cancel one of their flagship meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey by Association Meetings International.Show More